Internships (ENVS 461, 3 credits) are studies undertaken at an environmental organization, government agency or industry located away
from the Shepherd University campus and primarily under the direction of staff from the sponsoring facility. The studies must be
research in nature or have a strong research component. The internship requires 400 hours of work at the facility. An application
and proposal must be approved by the Institute of Environmental and Physical Sciences Internship Committee before students
may enroll in ENVS 461. The Internship must be undertaken during the Summer semester after successful completion of ENVS
460 (4 credits; formerly ENVS 451 Senior Research). Students enroll in 3 credits of ENVS 461 (with section number corresponding
with their designated summer Faculty Internship Coordinator) during the summer in which the Internship is undertaken. In the
consecutive Fall semester, student enroll in ENVS 462 (1 credit), during which they will attend the Internship Seminar, submit their
internship paper and poster, and present their research orally.
Student portfolio guidelines document
important objective after graduation is to
obtain a job. An important component of that
process is a well documented and up to date
resume. We (as do other departments like Art and
Education) want all students in the program to
have available to them the best job
opportunities. A documentation of what you have
done during your career is an essential first
step; the development of a portfolio is how that
documentation is organized and presented.
The purposes and
the specific components of the portfolio are
explained in the guidelines. While some
of the requirements are not applicable to
everybody (e.g., you have already taken
Dimensions), there are several that will be.
Please document as best you can the checklist
for the portfolio. Dr. Peter Vila is the overall
coordinator for the Portfolio requirement.
Please see him if you have any additional
questions (firstname.lastname@example.org; 304-876-5426; 114
Byrd Science Center).
Shepherd Environmental Organization
designed "to foster a better understanding of our
place in the environment and how we can better care for this environment."
Shepherd Sustainability Council
designed "to develop and promote environmentally sound practices and procedures from students, faculty and staff of Shepherd University."